Let’s Build Habitat! Naturalist-Led Walk and Hands-On Habitat Project
The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation invites you to join them in creating a wildlife habitat structure at an environmental restoration site within Sonoma County's very own wetland of international importance, the Laguna de Santa Rosa.
Meet at the Laguna Environmental Center for morning snacks and a brief overview, then carpool to the Joe Rodota Trail in Sebastopol for a fun 1-mile walk to the restoration site (2 miles round trip) with Regional Parks naturalist Shelly Spriggs and Laguna Foundation’s Anita Smith. The group will go off the paved trail to Gravenstein Creek on a farm that is not open to the public but where the City of Santa Rosa has been working on restoration projects since 1996 and the Laguna Foundation since 2014. After learning about the farm, restoration efforts, and the wildlife coming back, work with Laguna Foundation’s restoration technician Asa Voight to build a multiple-layer habitat with something to do for all abilities. The process will start with a little digging to create a round depression, filling it with logs to create tunnels, burrows, and rotting decomposer habitat, then moving and burying logs, mounding up soil and installing over- and under-story plantings.
All tools and supplies including gloves will be provided. Fun for all ages!